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Newbiespud 2nd Mar 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I'm normally quite anti-meme, but I'll never forget what got me watching ponies in the first place, and that's these two videos.

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Specter 2nd Mar 2017, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I remember what brought me to like ponies; the constant nagging at the back of my head after I got bored one night and watched the first episode via youtube, and then looking for dnd/pony material (which lead me to this comic).

Even the Internet is a small world.
Rastaba 2nd Mar 2017, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Another friend of mine had gotten into friendship is magic and knows I love musical numbers and recommended it to me. Like anybody else I was skeptical at first but rapidly fell in love with the show.
Mykin 2nd Mar 2017, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
Insomnia is what got me into ponies. I've known about the show before that point (mostly because they seemed to be everywhere back when I was on the Escapist) but it was when I was going on my third day without sleep due to stress that I decided upon an incredibly silly idea of watching something in an attempt to finally bore myself to sleep.

It backfired. Oh boy did it ever backfire.

I have a love/hate relationship with the first season, in that I either loved the episode I watched or found it absolutely nails on chalkboard grating to sit through, and I think only four episodes of season two was out by the time I finished my marathon? Anyway, I stopped watching after that and really only came back once season three was halfway done and stayed ever since. Spud's comic has helped keep me here during all that time.
albedoequals1 2nd Mar 2017, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
What got me into ponies was the Starscream vs Rainbow Dash Death Battle. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8er83h9Bbn8 )

I actually checked out both franchises, but Transformers didn't pull me in like MLP did.
Lalli-is-Best 2nd Mar 2017, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
I LOVE Transformers/Ly Little Pony crossovers. I was into MLP before I got into Transformers--which pulled me in like iron filings to a magnet and has yet to let me go.
aylatrigger 2nd Mar 2017, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
I was told by a friend I would like it, so I watched it.
No doubting friend or going 'what, isn't that too girly?' or other skepticism because my friends know me and I trust them.
Then I got other friends into it and my brother (who is also a friend).

I think I learned post-getting into it the relation to Power Puff Girls...
ZhonLord 2nd Mar 2017, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
The two videos that made me willing to try My Little Pony are "Hero PMV", and "This is War". They focused on the aspects of the show that are beyond just basic friendship lessons and emphasized the adventure, the characters, and the intensity it can have at times. So I said "Eh why not" and I haven't looked back since.
Malroth 2nd Mar 2017, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
Turnabout storm was my first exposure
Dusk Raven 2nd Mar 2017, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
For me, I'd see mention of it on TVTropes, and knew there'd been older shows, but as the references kept popping up it became obvious this was a new series. Soon enough, a friend of mine (who'd been watching it while babysitting) linked me first the song and then the vid (or maybe I found the vid myself) for This Day Aria, shortly after the episode aired.

Shortly afterwards, I saw a humanized Mane Six pic (not sure if I can find it easily, but it was an anime-fied version of the photo Spike sends to Celestia in the opening)... and my eyes fell on Rainbow Dash and I thought, "Wow, she's cute!"

So after all this I simply had to watch the show. Rainbow Dash did not disappoint - and nor did the show! In fact, the only media franchise I've ever been this obsessed about was Castlevania, and MLP tops that - to say nothing of my interest in the fandom!
JennyDracos 2nd Mar 2017, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Turnabout Storm was particularly awesome.
redwings1340 2nd Mar 2017, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
redwings1340
I got in to pony after being recommended by a friend, and seeing the ponycraft 2 (ponified starcraft 2) trailer. It was a good thing to do in between AP exam study sessions.
Minalkra 3rd Mar 2017, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
Porn. Kept seeing pony references on porn sites, finally caved to find out what the what. Took four episodes of the first season before I admitted I liked it but yeah ... about six-ish years now.
Dusk Raven 4th Mar 2017, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
@Minalkra: I've gotten into new media through porn before (most notably Etrian Odyssey) but getting into MLP through references on porn sites is a new one. I wonder what they possibly could have been...
Phosphora 4th Mar 2017, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
I got into ponies without need of youtube... but I used Mr. Yardovich's Battlefield video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3TTuGrYuQ) to attract several others to the series.
Lyntermas 4th Mar 2017, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I think my first exposure to MLP was Fluttershy's deep-voiced singing of Evil Enchantress (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzr-qFrCOgw). I can't recall how I ran into it, but it entrigued me enough to look into the show further.
SupaBigMac 6th Mar 2017, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
A friend of mine had gotten into MLP whereas I was on a genre binge in anime land. Someone near the midpoint of Season One, we were hanging out, and he wanted me to watch MLP. I decided I'd do so, if he watched an episode of High School of the Dear for every episode of MLP. I think we watched six episodes of HotD and were starting on the sixth episode of MLP when he decided he needed to crash; it was like 2 am after all.

I finished watching the episode, we made a deal after all, and then went and watched the rest of HotD. And then I watched what was left of MLP S1. We made a deal, after all. And then I found some interesting fanfictions and read the rest of the morning, before finally passing out a little after noon. I never did make him watch the last half of HotD, but I've had him watch School Live, ToraDora, and currently Girls und Panzer, so that's alright.
JennyDracos 2nd Mar 2017, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
Don't look at me. I started with Fallout: Equestria.
Mykin 2nd Mar 2017, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
Heh, I remember when I first read Fallout: Equestria. I kept seeing all of this talk about Fallout Is Dragons, couldn't figure out what the heck was going on in that game, tried to find the system to figure it out, and eventually stumbled into the story. I don't think I would have ever read the story had I not decided to go into it as blind as I was. Mostly because there are parts in the story that I didn't really like that I know would have been a deal breaker for me had I known about it beforehand. But hey, it got me into the Fallout game series and I wouldn't be in my current Fo:E game without it.

Though I have to admit, getting into MLP through Fo:E must have been an interesting experience.
Malroth 2nd Mar 2017, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
There's a text version? Where? I so want to find out what happened without having to sit through the bad accents the players are using.
Derpmind 2nd Mar 2017, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
I suspect Malroth is just joking, but if not: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119190/fallout-equestria

It's inspired many other derivative fanfiction, and also fanart, fan music, rules for DnD type games, and even podcasts.
Mykin 2nd Mar 2017, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
@ Malroth: No, there isn't a text version of Fallout is Dragons. At least, none that I've found. I don't think anyone has the time to devote to such a project, given how many sessions that game ran for.
Evilbob 2nd Mar 2017, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
And I got into Fallout via ponies, lol.
Edeon 2nd Mar 2017, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud, we share the brony-origin story, sweet. At least the Guile theme part of it.
ANW 2nd Mar 2017, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Got bored, watch an episode, Ticket Master if I remember correctly, watch some more, got into it.
Classic Steve 2nd Mar 2017, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
Called it!
Jennifer 2nd Mar 2017, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
What got me watching ponies? This comic. Thanks, Spud.
Philadelphus 2nd Mar 2017, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
I was just about to say the same thing. :)
Destrustor 7th Mar 2017, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
Destrustor
Same here.

Well, mostly the feeling of missing out on the context of so many of the jokes and anecdotes of this comic's comment section.
KevinKor 9th Mar 2017, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I got into MLP:FiM from this comic.
If I recall correctly, I got into this comic from TVTropes.
KevinKor 9th Mar 2017, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I got into MLP:FiM from this comic.
If I recall correctly, I got into this comic from TVTropes.
NR 2nd Mar 2017, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
For a good while, I thought this show was just a webseries, partly because I had no idea who Lauren Faust was at the time and thought she was just some person on deviantART, and partly because I thought there was no way an official MLP show could be considered so good and get this popular. I didn't bother searching it out though, until I learned that it was a legitimate show airing on TV; that got my interest, and I finally sat down to watch it & haven't looked back since.


~I also thought either Pinkie or Rainbow Dash was the main character instead of Twilight, and based on what little I read about the Cutie Mark Crusaders (And also having no idea what they looked like), I thought they were villains~
Huor 2nd Mar 2017, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
I had to think about that for a moment. What did get me watching ponies? Then I felt really dumb when I remembered that it was this comic.
DaViD 2nd Mar 2017, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Personally, it's because of the JDG (joueur du Grenier). He made a parody for one episode called "Battle for ponyland" who cracked me up and some comments were saying that the last gen was really good. So i watched it out of boredom. At first, I wanted to watch only the first episode ... but I stopped after the season two final ...
Winged Cat 2nd Mar 2017, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I don't even remember what got me into FiM, though I think it was a simple recommendation from friends. It wasn't this comic: I was watching FiM, then got into a RP of it, and from there I was linked to here.
Philadelphus 2nd Mar 2017, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
Oh man, I can sympathize with Rainbow Dash's player here. I like many things, and asking me to pick a favorite is like asking me to pick my favorite toe, or favorite beard-hair or something.

Luckily I can usually come up with a choice a bit faster, as long as I don't get hung up on whether something is actually my "favorite" or not.
Brainstorm 2nd Mar 2017, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
I remember precisely what got me into it: Tumblr. I was following one of my tabletop friends and she shared that one youtube video (The Dead Alewives' "Dungeons and Dragons") except with ponies. I remember being stunned at how good the animation was, so when I had a bit of time I started watching from episode 1...

Next thing I knew, I was on episode 14 ("Suited for Sucess") and I remember being struck by one of the top rated youtube comments: "You're watching a show about little ponies making dresses for each other, and ENJOYING IT."

That's when I knew I had been converted.
Azrael 2nd Mar 2017, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
I would have said Mega Man 2: Wily's Castle myself.

My only exposure to MLP actually is this comic, and the Dwarf Fortress mod My Little Fortress. For some reason, the combination is just hilarious to me. I keep meaning to watch an episode or two, just never get around to it.
you know that guy 2nd Mar 2017, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
My favorite was always
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5HViisap3g
(Inception trailer)
darkwulf23 2nd Mar 2017, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
darkwulf23
Actually what got me watching the show was this comic. I've read a few strips, watched the cartoon, then came back, reread the strips and started enjoying both.
Tatsurou 2nd Mar 2017, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
A thought I just had...
If this goes the way the show did, with Rainbow's motivation to trigger the Rainboom being 'catch Rarity before she hits the ground', then the roll to trigger the Rainboom would not only be a roll regarding her special talent (racing), but also on her Element (Loyalty).

Given the DM vetoed it earlier, I'd imagine a Nat 20 would be required to trigger it...so since Nat 20 on special talent roll is a spectacular success, what's a Nat 20 on a talent *and* Element roll?
Rathonje 2nd Mar 2017, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Rathonje
I somehow encountered this comic before I was into either ponies or D&D, and it ended up being a guiding influence in both regards.
DragonTrainer 2nd Mar 2017, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
DragonTrainer
TV Tropes got me interested in the show.

More specifically, this page:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TookALevelInBadass/WesternAnimation
Dusk Raven 2nd Mar 2017, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Well, Spud, you'll be getting me into StarCraft II.

...Though to be fair I loved StarCraft original and always wanted to get into II, but the format for their releases turned me off as I had no idea what was going on with that...
Sharp Note 2nd Mar 2017, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
It was a pony music video. Want you gone, from portal 2. Then I watched a few other PMVs, then episode 1... and now I'm up to date and fimfiction is my most viewed site.
Still haven't GM'd a pony campaign, excepting that VR segment in the first Fallout campaign I ran.
Tentreto 3rd Mar 2017, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
I got into MLP by reading something entirely unrelated. It was a fanfiction called Harry Mewter, essentially a Pkmn HP crossover, that wasn't too serious. Near the end, a few ponies enter, then leave, as a slight plug to another fic. What got me however was the author said that if you enjoyed the fic as is, you were essentially enjoying exactly the same stuff as MLP. That mollified me enough for me to edge into it through crossovers, such as stardust, until I got into the fandom.

I must admit, I have only ever watched one episode of the entire series: the dragon lord spike one.
As to getting here, I inhabit a certain comic and roleplaying forum, and saw a few members posting a little about it, so followed them.
Xaran Alamas 3rd Mar 2017, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
That very Ponified StarCraft 2 trailer was what got me to take the leap from being aware of pony to giving it a go. So glad I did :D I sadly do not remember when I first gave it a go but I know I caught up to release somewhere in Season 2.
reynard61 3rd Mar 2017, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
reynard61
I'd seen it mentioned on a couple of webcomic comment pages during the Autumn of 2010, but what got me interested was a review/recommendation by Dan Shive on his "El Goonish Shive" website in Feb. 2011. I saw the first two episodes and have been hooked ever since. (I like the conceit that the "Royal Sisters" tale that's told at the beginning of Episode 1 is in mythological rather than historical terms. Very clever!)
Robin Bobcat 3rd Mar 2017, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
I have always liked the original MLP/LOTR crossover video. I get chills with the YOU SHALL NOT PASS! bit.

But what got me into ponies? Derpy. There was a bit of noise about Derpy being 'officially' put in (dropping the anvil on Twilight), so I looked at the clip. Okay... hmm.. okay, let's get some context. Watched the whole episode. Huh.. okay.. Let's get more context.... oh, it's three am and I'm watching ponies. Okay then.
Robin Bobcat 3rd Mar 2017, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
Ahah, here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coExS8nrsGY
Truly Mad Moves 3rd Mar 2017, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
Truly Mad Moves
I remember what got me into it. I'd gotten into TVtropes (incidentally, I also remember how I discovered TVtropes: when I was searching for a comprehensive list of spit takes, for reasons I no longer remember) and the more I browsed the site (it'll ruin your life, don'tcha know) the more I wondered why the heck every single trope has an instance from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Why on earth, I wondered, did people care enough about some new MLP reboot to catalog its tropes so meticulously?

So I clicked on it. The brony fandom was mentioned. And as a guy who's always looked at things like the Barbie film series and... other things, I forget what else, let's say mostly Barbie... and been able to see the care that went into the writing and design and acting, and wished other people could appreciate such things, I was all like, oh yeah, if a My Little Pony series is getting that through to people, that's a train I can get on board. So I sat down to watch it and, as it happened, that was the day the Season 2 premiere aired. Lucky me.

I get the feeling I've already told that story here, but hey, if I've forgotten that I did that, so has everybody else. It bears repeating.
BadHorse 4th Mar 2017, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Literally, the post that lady made about the Mane 6 as D&D characters. Which I can't find. You know the one.
BadHorse 4th Mar 2017, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
mentioned in links above, naturally

http://lurkingrhythmically.blogspot.com/p/my-little-pony-friendship-is-dungeons.html
EEK 5th Mar 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
I lost a superbowl bet because Pete Carrol is a stupid fuck, and I just stayed around
EEK 5th Mar 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
I lost a superbowl bet because Pete Carrol is a stupid fuck, and I just stayed around